Yuisa Gimeno: The protests, involving an estimated one third of the total population of 3 million, created a collective consciousness that can build working class political power. It has the potential to confront not only U.S. domination, but capitalism itself.
Yuisa Gimeno: The havoc and misery wreaked on the most vulnerable — poor women, Black Puerto Ricans, youth, LGBTQ and disabled folks — will spike exploitation and discrimination against them.
Yuisa Gimeno: The economic disaster is an outgrowth of long-term siphoning away of Puerto Rico’s resources by its colonial overlord, the USA, and finance capital’s relentless pressure to implement neoliberal austerity measures. Puerto Rico Debt Crisis